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Getzlaf to play Game 2, looks awful

Apr 18, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT


That gruesome image courtesy Chris Getzlaf, the football-playing brother of Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf.

The hockey-playing brother looks like that after he took a puck in the face Wednesday versus Dallas.

Despite the deep facial laceration (technical term for “huge cut on his face”), he’s expected to play tonight’s Game 2, as X-rays were negative.

“Luckily he’s married,” Ducks d-man Ben Lovejoy joked. “He’s got a couple of kids. He’s not trying to impress anybody with his face.”

Anaheim leads the series 1-0 after winning Game 1 by a score of 4-3.


  1. lowenni - Apr 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    That’s hockey.

  2. lovac2 - Apr 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    If that was Crosby, he would be out for the season.

    • joey4id - Apr 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      You a hole… Just trolling today?

    • bencia823 - Apr 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

      too bad we don’t have an example to compare it to…oh wait. Crosby had his jaw broken on a puck to the face and came back a little over a month later…

    • 1337ryan - Apr 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      And Tyler Seguin would be suspended. “The head was the main point of contact.”- NHL

    • handsofsweed - Apr 18, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Only if his jaw was crushed and his teeth knocked out. Just a bad cut? Sid doesn’t miss a damn thing other than some Neosporin.

  3. gnashty - Apr 18, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    And this is why Hockey players are men as opposed to basketball players who leave a game because of a period cramp.

  4. stepanup - Apr 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    You have to think that if you’re a kid, you see your dad looking like that, and you fall off your bike, you’re not making a whimper.

  5. greatmiamisportsmind - Apr 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    The NHL is going to need to exploit this as part of their defense in the 3 concussion lawsuits they are up against.

  6. chicagobtech - Apr 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Andrew Shaw is not impressed.

  7. gcbean - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Man stuff right here, fellas.

  8. spoon9z - Apr 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    man that is tough to watch…yet, “all ye be fallen” fits him now

    • spoon9z - Apr 19, 2014 at 12:51 AM

  9. sprtsfan1 - Apr 18, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    That’s a hockey player right there. You wouldn’t see a player in any other sport play after something like that.

    • handsofsweed - Apr 18, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      Ronnie Lott, Jack Youngblood and the rest of the Pro Football Hall of Fame would like to have a word with you. So would the entire Aussie Football League and every Rugby player on Earth.

      Hockey is a tough M-effing sport. It doesn’t need your silly and bull$hit hyperbole.

      • elvispocomo - Apr 18, 2014 at 3:11 PM

        No kidding. Kris Letang had a stroke and stopped playing until healthy. Piri Weepu had the same thing and played 3 more rugby games.

        Hockey’s tough for sure, but it ain’t the only sport out there.

  10. canucks30 - Apr 18, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Unrelated, but I’m not sure why Getzlaf doesn’t just shave is head.

    He has the hairline of a man twice his age.

    A pretty boy he is not but a helluva hockey player though.

  11. killerpgh - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Funny to see Ben Lovejoy quoted in the story. He took a puck to the face during NHL 24/7 and his face blow up on the plane ride home.

  12. titansbro - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Football players ain’t what they used to be but Ronnie Lott had an option to have surgery on a finger & miss 3 weeks or amputate it & miss 1. Any guesses what he chose?

    • spoon9z - Apr 19, 2014 at 12:48 AM

      c, bite it off and shove it up al davis’s arse

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